Global Established Multidisciplinary Sites (GEMS)

About the GEMS:

The aim of the Global Established Multidisciplinary Sites (GEMS) is to encourage faculty and students from across the Johns Hopkins University to work together to solve global health problems. Faculty mentors working on an international project that requires a multidisciplinary approach are encouraged to apply to develop a site. 

Sites are expected to host and mentor 3-5 students from 3 or more different disciplines to collaborate and develop a solution to the proposed problem. The Center for Global Health will provide financial support for coordination and for student travel. The Center will also be involved in project planning and execution. Each site is eligible to receive up to $10,000 in coordination costs and to up to $20,000 to distribute to students traveling to GEMS. Funding is for one year of support. 

2018 GEMS: Please join us in congratulating this year's GEMS awardees! 

Students interested in joining a GEMS should directly contact the investigators below. 
 

Eldoret, Kenya: Feasibility and acceptability of integrating HIV care delivery into microfinance groups in western Kenya
Contact: Becky Genberg |  bgenberg@jhu.edu
Disciplines of interest include but are not limited to: Epidemiology, International Health, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Business. 

Peru, Uganda, Nepal: Implementation of case finding and self-management action plans for COPD
Contact: spollard@jhu.edu
Disciplines of interest include but are not limited to: Earth & Planetary Sciences, Health Systems, Social and Behavior Interventions, Epidemiology, and Medicine

Bolivia: The DART Study - Development of an Antigen Rapid dipstick Test for Bedside Detection of Pediatric Tuberculosis 
Contact: Amanda Debes | adebes1@jhu.edu 
Disciplines of interest include but are not limited to: Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Medicine, and Nanobiotechnology

India: Prevention of anemia in women in Bhikamkor, India
Contact: Rosemary Morgan | rosemary.morgan@jhu.edu
Disciplines of interest include but are not limited to: Public Health, Nursing, and Education
***please note, MSN students are not eligible unless they are in a dual degree program***

South Africa: Matla Mobile: a patient-centere mHealth system to improve HIV care continuum
Contact: Jonathan Golub | jgolub@jhmi.edu 
Disciplines of interest include but are not limited to: Business, Community/Public Health, Marketing and Communications

Please direct questions about the GEMS Program to: 
Anna Kalbarczyk, MPH

Manager, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
Faculty, Department of International Health, JHSPH
akalbarc@jhu.edu | 410-502-9873

People

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation
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